We take your health care very seriously and believe regular screenings are essential to healthy living. Our board-certified physicians not only offer excellent health care but first-rate preventative care as well. Although some diseases produce obvious signs and symptoms, others don't until the disease has reached a life-threatening stage. Through regular doctor visits and medical screenings, our practice can help catch diseases, which makes management and treatment more possible. Some conditions can easily be treated through lifestyle changes and diet, however, others may require greater medical attention. If we believe you need further assistance, we will direct you to a specialist who can work with you more closely. At Family Medicine Associates of Texas, in Carrollton, TX our goal is to identify medical conditions or diseases to get you on the road to better health.
"Dr. Stewart had been my primary care physician for 17 years, and I couldn't be happier. He has seen me through all the ups and downs of an autoimmune disease, birthing and raising children, and the many physical and psychological / emotional challenges I've encountered through the years. He has done all of this with great compassion and kindness. I never feel rushed when I am in his office because he takes ample time to listen to my concerns and to address them. When I am unable to get in to see Dr. Stewart, Family Medicine is always able to get me into another physician or nurse practitioner quickly. It's a wonderful, efficient office with excellent medical care. I'll never change our health care provider for as long as we live in North Texas."- C.R. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2018
"Dr. Moran is the best doctor I have found in a very long time. He is very thorough and really takes time to go thru everything with you. It has been years since I had my last physical, since most doctors made me feel so rushed. I will be going to see him from now on."- J.B. / Yelp / Feb 15, 2018
"I have just returned from my 30th (yes 30th) consecutive annual physical exam with FMA, with perhaps another 30 pop-up visits interspersed over the three decades. I've read each review here on Yelp, and while I would certainly never question anyone's perception of their own experience, I can honestly say that I am personally a perfect 60-for-60 in receiving exceptionally personal, professional and deeply concerned care at FMA. I started 30 years ago with the noted patriarch of FMA, Dr. Richard Honaker, whom has recently retired from his decades of "Keeping me going." However, the key to FMA is the quality of ALL of the physicians on the team, whom are interchangeable from a professionalism standpoint, and thus one is nearly always available to see you on short notice. And if the Physicians are all booked, their staff of Physician Assistants (PA's) are both phenomenal and available. I routinely request my own PA (the simply unparalleled Marla Lehmann) at a frequency ratio of 4 to 1 over my also gifted (albeit quite busy) primary physician, Dr. Jeff Hischke (whom Dr. Honaker personally matched with me upon his retirement.) And I feel quite compelled to address the complaints (and misunderstanding of) the "Two-Part" physical exam process. This system is infinitely more informative and useful than the typical "One-stop-shop," wherein your blood is drawn at the same time as your poke-and-prod...however, given the week it takes to garner the lab results, you receive no detailed review or discussion of exactly where you stand with regard to the dozens of critical health measurements and parameters within the report, and how they relate to each other, and to you personally. The one-stop-Doc will simply tell you: "If you don't hear from us, your good to go." However each measurement is a placement within lower and upper limits, and wouldn't you like to know how close to the edge of each limit you are? And what if your numbers in vital measurements are trending steeply toward a limit year-to-year (such as safely-low to very high) but have not yet exceeded that upper limit, and thus are not brought to your attention. The analysis of each these numbers, and your personal trend (which is a core element of the FMA second visit) is the most critical part of the entire exam, which is totally ignored by the "We'll call you if it's bad" approach. Furthermore, the examination of each number individually points to specific dietary, vitamin, or lifestyle changes necessary to remedy that particular issue. For instance, if you are an aging male, is it enough to simply know that your PSA (Prostate) numbers are "Within limits?" I personally prefer to know that they are "Way" within limits, and not just barely below the line, and going to blow well into the Red a year from that visit. And as far as complaints regarding billing issues, I am not qualified to comment, as I've not experienced such an issue in 30 years. In summary, this practice is "Family" to me."- D.G. / Yelp / Feb 02, 2018
"Bethany Bryant P.A. always provides excellent care at my visits. She is a wonderful primary care provider, and I would recommend her highly. The office radiology is very convenient. C. J. from radiology is always helpful and kind."- H.M. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
"I've seen Dr. Jeffrey Stewart for almost 20 years. Dr Stewart is top notch in every way. He listens , has always been up to date on the latest drugs and procedures and has given me sound advice on multiple occasion. My entire family sees him. I like and trust him. He tells it like it is and is sensitive to wants and needs of his patience. I highly recommend Dr Stewart for your entire family"- G.H. / Google / Jan 29, 2018
Medical screenings are the process of undergoing medical exams, evaluations, and tests to determine your overall health and if you have a specific medical condition or disease. We provide several screenings that will help us provide you with optimal medical assistance and the knowledge and tools you need to feel better. These screenings will also determine your risks factors and create a tracking record of your health.
There are 3 types of fat or lipids that determine your cholesterol level. These fats include, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Our practice will perform a full lipid panel screening to accurately measure your cholesterol. During this screening, your finger will be poked with a small needle to produce a tiny drop of blood to measure your levels. Your cholesterol should be checked every 4 – 6 years.
TB stands for tuberculosis, which is a disease that is transmitted by air from one person to another. Typically, TB attacks the lungs but it can also affect others areas of the body as well. A tuberculin skin test (TST) is used to determine your diagnosis. During this test, a fluid called tuberculin is carefully injected into the forearm. The patient must return within 2 – 3 days to have a medical professional evaluate their reaction.
A pulmonary function test is a screening that evaluates the function and health of your lungs. During this test, the amount of air that is inhaled and exhaled is measured, as well as how efficiently oxygen is transferred to your blood. This test helps identify various lung diseases and the cause of irregular breathing or shortness of breath. If you are having trouble breathing, this test can potentially help determine the underlying cause.
Fecal Colon Cancer Screeing
Fecal colon cancer screenings are tests that identify colon or rectal cancer. Commonly, patients between the ages of 50 – 75 are recommended to obtain regular screenings of their colon. There are multiple tests that can be performed to determine your condition. However, your doctor can discuss these options in detail to determine which test is most appropriate for your body and current health.
An ultrasound is a test that produces sounds, vibrations, and images. Therefore, a cardiac ultrasound helps your medical doctor to evaluate the current condition and health of your heart. Cardiac screenings also include, stress echo, echo, Holter and event monitoring. If you are experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, or an irregular heartbeat, then a cardiac ultrasound can provide helpful data on your heart function.
Vascular studies are noninvasive tests that identify vascular diseases and conditions such as, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and aneurysms. These conditions can affect the efficiency of blood flow in the veins and arteries. There are several types of vascular studies but your physician will consult with you on which test will produce optimal results to identify the cause and source of your condition.
A sleep apnea evaluation is a test that determines whether you have sleep apnea, which is a sleeping disorder. With sleep apnea, your breathing periodically stops multiple times during sleep. This means that your brain and the rest of your body is not obtaining the proper amount of oxygen. Once your doctor has evaluated your condition, a treatment plan will be developed, or you may be referred to a sleep apnea specialist.
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At Family Health Associates of Texas, we believe preventative care such as regular screenings are essential to identifying potentially life-threatening diseases. We encourage you to take your health seriously and to take proper precautions in order to live a healthy, vibrant life. If you have any concerns about your health or have not undergone any of the above screenings, call our office today to schedule your appointment.